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Ben Fish gears up for the Berlin Marathon

Ben Fish is fast approaching the Berlin Marathon which will be run on the 29th September. Ben has targeted this race in a bid to achieve the qualifying time for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014. His latest Race outing came at the potentially fast Wilne 10k ran on September 1st where he finished in 3rd place (30.29) and in very windy conditions.

Full Results HERE

Video of the Race HERE

At the Wilne 10k as Ben explains, the conditions worked against better times for himself and the other athletes…….” I have been training hard going into this, but was looking to get a sub 30 minute run, which didn’t quite happen. Ian Kimpton ran well from the front and was pulling away from Tom Cornthwaite and myself early on. The windy conditions slowed everyone down from about 5k to 8k, dug in for third, about 25 secs off winner and 15 secs off 2nd”

In terms of his recent training programme Ben told us that  ” Training has been going well, with a good mixture of sessions, hard runs and long runs. I’ve putting in the miles, just over 650 in past 6 weeks”.

There is little doubt that Ben has been in very good and consistent form. Of the 19 Races he has competed in this year, he has won 12, took second place 4 times, third place on 2 occasions and 11th in the British 10000m Championships with a time of 30.04.51 placing him 17th in the National Rankings for 2013. His10k time (29.58) has him placed at 10th – at Half-Marathon 10th (65.27) and at the 20 Miles distance 2nd (1.44.09).